Finnish Forest Research Institute  Metla

Media release 29.12.2005

Basic facts on the forest sector in Finland released in a single volume
Finnish Statistical Yearbook of Forestry 2005 published

Did you know that Finland is the third biggest roundwood importer in the world? Or that the Finnish forest sector represents eight percent of the gross domestic product of the country, which is the highest in the world? – These details and plenty of other interesting facts are now available in the Statistical Yearbook of Forestry from the Finnish Forest Research Institute, Metla. The 2005 edition has just been published.

The Statistical Yearbook of Forestry is a reference work that presents the essential facts on Finnish forestry and forest industries, yet not forgetting international forest statistics. Most of the statistics in the new edition refer to the year 2004, but monthly statistics for 2005 are included in several areas, such as roundwood markets and foreign trade by forest industries.

As before, the main emphasis in the yearbook is on statistical presentation of forest resources, silviculture, roundwood markets and foreign trade by forest industries. The information content of the book is under constant development to meet the requirements of different user groups. During the past few years, more attention has been paid to international forest statistics and statistics on forest health and forest protection. Among other things, the new yearbook contains the newest results of Forest Focus, a long-term monitoring programme of European forest ecosystems. In addition to tables and figures, the book contains specific articles on several topics of current interest within the forest sector. This year, these include, among other things, forecasting the development in the European forest sector and production of wooden pellets.

The Finnish Statistical Yearbook of Forestry, as well as other official forest statistics in Finland, is produced by the Forest Statistics Information Service of Metla. The Information Service also releases approximately 50 Forest Statistical Bulletins per year (drawn up in Finnish only).

Publication: Metsätilastollinen vuosikirja 2005. Skogsstatistisk årsbok. Finnish Statistical Yearbook of Forestry. Editor-in-Chief: Aarre Peltola. 424 pages, price 40 € (incl. VAT).


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